What Motivates and Inspires me.


What kinds of things motivate and inspire writers today?


I, for one, love the spring and fall and the lovely weather that each season brings.  I love watching the birds feeding, such as the beautiful humming bird above and below.  They motivate me.  They seem so relaxed and comfortable eating.


Even though winter is not my favorite time of year I love watching the snow fall, as long as I don’t have to drive in it.  I enjoy watching the birds voraciously eating because of the stormy weather to keep up their strength and weight.

snow backyardBirds in winter

I love watching sunsets in Aruba and seeing the sun rise on days I leave early to babysit my precious grandchildren.  My children and grandchildren deeply inspire me to be a better person.

sunset in Aruba
I love the color of the sky – azure blue!

sky in backyard

Roses for Valentines Day I am inspired by the color and beauty of roses!

Roses are one of my favorite flowers which my husband brings me many times a year.  He inspires me and supports me in every way and I love him dearly.  He is my best friend!

Louey pic by Rhonda Patton

The kindness of others online such as the photo above created by my new friend, Rhonda Patton.  Thank you Rhonda.

I have so many wonderful friends online since I have been blogging and I am grateful for their love and support and friendship which inspires me and motivates me to be a better person and writer.  Thank you dear friends, Paul G. Day, Deanie H. Dunne, Sarah Mazor, Chris Graham, Mike Fedison, Aviva Gittle, DC Rush, JZ Bingham, and many others too numerous to mention.

I will continue to write and be inspired by my family, friends, nature and all things beautiful and precious.

Thank you for stopping by to read this blog.  I appreciate your support.

Thought for the Day:  Live to inspire and inspire to live!

Thanks to Wikimedia for the photos of humming birds.  All the rest of the photos are my own to share.


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About jjspina

Janice is an award-winning author with 12 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 9 middle-grade/preteen/young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 3 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her children's book, Lamby the Lonely Lamby, won a Silver Medal in the Mom's Choice Awards. Book 1, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Missing Cell Phone, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and Honorable Mention from Readers' Favorite Book Awards. Book 2, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, The Case of the Mysterious Black Cat, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and so did Book 3, The Case of the Magical Ivory Elephant, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series. Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Book 5, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Sad Mischievous Ghost, and Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, Davey & Derek Book 6, and Abby & Holly Books 1 & 2 all won Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards. Abby & Holly Book 1 School Dance won a Bronze Medal from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards. Book 5 of Davey & Derek also won a Silver Medal from Authorsdb Cover Contest. Hunting Mariah and Mariah’s Revenge were Finalists in Authorsdb First Lines Contest, Book 4 of Davey & Derek Series was a Finalist in Red City Review and received a 5-Star Review from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards. All Janice's books are available on Amazon.com, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on Book 4 of Abby & Holly series for girls and a Dragon series for young children. A YA fantasy series will be coming in 2020 and beyond along with more children's books. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog http://jemsbooks.blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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11 Responses to What Motivates and Inspires me.

  1. deanie2013 says:

    Thank you for another wonderful blog, Janice! Spring is coming and all the birds will look their prettiest just for you! Thank you for listing me among the many friends who inspire you. It’s a blessing to be your friend.

    • jjspina says:

      Thank you, Deanie. I felt inspired to write about nature and all things and people who are so precious to me. You are one dear friend who inspire and motivate me!

  2. Nature is a wonderful inspiration for artists, poets, sculptors and authors – all of who use their talents to express themselves. And the rest of us thank them 🙂

    PS I’m proud to have you as a friend Janice 🙂

    • jjspina says:

      You are the sweetest ape friend I have ever had. Lol! You really are a special person who is unselfishly supporting me and so many other authors. I greatly appreciate your friendship, kindness and support! Thank you, dear friend!

  3. Hi Janice – a wonderful post, inspiring of itself! ‘Reading gives you wings to fly’. Love that phrase!

    • jjspina says:

      Thank you, Matthew. I appreciate your stopping by and your compliments! You have an incredible blog and wonderful posts! I am a fan! I like the phrase too! That is how I feel when I read!

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